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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 10:02 AM
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11. Yes. Please read and follow links, everyone on this thread.
Unless you are really opposed to learning.

There is strong indication that Japan was getting ready to give up whaling in '85, but now it is being used in Japan as a political football among politicians who want to assert their nationalism.

Most Japanese don't want to eat whale. But the pushy attitude and demands of some, notably the US, have wrinkled some feathers. Sound familiar? That's cause that's how our country acts around the world. How many people here knew that Perry's ship that forced open Japan in 1853 was actually on a whaling expedition! How's that for irony?

Here's a pretty decent student's article on the subject of the disagreements between US and Japan on whaling that I thought was pretty helpful in understanding:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/9189/whaligcon.htm...

Here are 3 really informative articles from Japan Times about the subject for those who would like to understand, rather than spew one-line statements of wrath. The articles are by no means Pro-Japan by the way. Just trying to explain, I think you will all learn a lot.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070211x1.htm...

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070211x2.htm...

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070211x3.htm...
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